A triple stabbing in a Manchester train station last night is being treated as a “terrorist investigation”, the police have confirmed.
The incident took place in Manchester Victoria station yesterday night with a police officer and two others being stabbed.
Eyewitness Sam Clark, a BBC producer, has said: “It was pretty scary. It was just me on the platform and as I was standing there I heard the most blood-curdling scream I had ever heard from a woman near by. It looked like there was a fight going on.
“I heard the guy shout ‘Allah’ distinctly. I didn’t hear the rest of the sentence.”
A subsequent video of the suspect being arrested appears to show him shouting “Allahu Akbar” and “long live the Caliphate”.
Manchester terrorist who stabbed 3 people was shouting "Allahu Akbar" & "Long live the Caliphate".
Authorities say "motive unclear".pic.twitter.com/0hOjpyDxBJ
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) January 1, 2019
Home Secretary Sajid Javid has also confirmed that Counter-Terror Police are on the case, tweeting: “This morning, my thoughts with the three victims of #ManchesterVictoria stabbing incident last night, including a brave police officer.
“Wishing them all a full recovery. A suspect has been arrested and @TerrorismPolice are leading the investigation.”